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2019-09-05

PANERAI Luminor DUE Titanium BLUE TRIO

The heading above is a lie; actually these 3 models form part of a larger 2019 collection of 6x new Luminor Due models.



But with their lovely brushed Titanium cases – topped with polished bezels, and beautifully sun-brushed blue dials, they were the standout models (at least for me).



And dare I say it because they only have a mere 30m of water-resistance, they were also the most evocative of the ocean – I hope you’ll agree.



Of the three, the Luminor Due GMT Power Reserve 45mm AKA PAM00964 is the obvious star. Its 45mm Ti case houses a P.4002 caliber, executed in-house entirely by Panerai.



Spec. includes: 13¾ lignes (31mm), 4.80 mm thick, 31 jewels, Glucydur balance, 28,800 alternations/hour and KIF Parechoc anti-shock protection system.



It has 3 days of power-reserve thanks to twin barrels and an off-centered oscillating weight. It is comprised of no less than 288 components.



The P.4002 can be admired through a Sapphire crystal exhibition case-back. PAM00964 has an MSRP is 12,100USD.



The next two models which are also in Titanium are for all intents and purposes the same as each other, safe for their sizes.



While PAM00927 has a 42mm diameter, its smaller twin, PAM00926 has 38mm case. It can only be purchased from Panerai’s online boutique.



Unfortunately I don’t have any pricing on PAM00927 or 926, but I do know the 45mm variant PAM00728 is 8,600USD.



All watches are delivered on Italian handmade, blue alligator straps with gold contrast stitching and matching brushed Titanium buckles.



Thoughts? While these are very far from being tool divers, they do have plenty of diving pedigree and are considered the Italian brand's latest and greatest in this segment.



Personally if I was going for a non-rotating bezel PAM, it would be a Luminor Marina 42mm PAM01028 with 300m, a very similar dial and delivered on a steel bracelet for 8,400USD.

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